Vampire: The Masquerade: Nacon and Big Bad Wolf Studio explain the reasons for this change in plans. The video game was initially planned for its premiere in February 2022. Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong will not be released next February 2022, as was initially planned, but on May 19, 2022. The publisher Nacon and the studio Big Bad Wolf Studio development team have made this delay official, one more on a list that continues to grow as the weeks go by. The team responsible for the title has explained in a message published on the social network Twitter the reasons behind this decision, which are summarized in the search for a balance that allows the team members not to compromise their health and, consequently, get away from the always dreaded crunch.
The pandemic has contributed to hinder the team’s plans, but the reality is that the amount of work is still very high and they do not want to jeopardize the quality of the team just by meeting the scheduled date. That is why they need three more months than originally planned.
An important announcement regarding the release date of Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/8V7JStdRok
— Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (@VampireSwansong) November 29, 2021
“We are a small team, but very passionate”
“We are focusing on creating a world that attracts, that requires making tough decisions and living with the consequences. Swansong has many characters, options, dialogues and opportunities to decide how the story unfolds, and our ultimate goal is quality ”, they comment in the message, addressed to their entire community of fans. “With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong from February 2022 to May 2022.”